Orosi is a town in Costa Rica, second district of the canton of Paradise, in the province of Cartago. It is located in a deep valley and humid climate, surrounded by hills and lush vegetation, about 35 km southeast of the capital San José.
It has an estimated population of about 13,056 inhabitants (2014). It is one of the few towns in the colonial era that have survived the frequent earthquakes. The district is one of the largest in the province. With 315.32 km ² is equal to 76% of the total area of the canton of Paradise, though its population density (just 28.83 hab / km ²), is extremely low.
The basis of the economy depends heavily on tourism and farming and coffee production. Most of its territory is mountainous areas of forestry, as the Rio Macho Forest Reserve and National Park Tapantí.
Orosi is a word that identifies in the language chorotega a native king of the Guanacaste area during the sixteenth century.
The village lies in a valley that has large areas of coffee plantations. Palomo spa is with thermal pools and the community of Paradise nearby. You can also visit Chúcaras Hotsprings Estate, a famous coffee plantation has its own sources and thermal pools. A few miles south, the road stops and starts Tapantí Mountain National Park Cerro de la Muerte. This park covers about 600 km2 and is the northernmost region of a huge expanse of natural parks that extend to the Republic of Panama, of which the largest is La Amistad International Park.
As a result of this network of national parks, wildlife abounds. However access to the park is very difficult and restricted, but a few miles of trails. The abundance of birds makes it a popular place to study ornithology. One reason for this growth is the abundant wealth of showers in the mountains reach 7,000 mm. Importantly, from here the aquifer that supplies much of the metropolitan area is maintained.


The Orosi valley Hystory

Orosi is one of the oldest communities in Costa Rica. Before the arrival of the Spanish in Costa Rica, Orosi Valley was inhabited by indigenous ethnic Caribbean huetares and Viceitas, culture belonging to the Intermediate Area, which inhabited the area at the time the Spanish arrived in the sixteenth century.

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